Swirls of plankton decorate the Arabian Sea

Winter blooms of Noctiluca scintillans may be disrupting the marine ecosystem

satellite image of plankton in Arabian Sea

SCINTILLATING SWIRLS  In a satellite image taken February 3, plankton blooms appear as green whorls in the Arabian Sea. In recent years, an algae-filled plankton species has been changing the ecology of these waters. 

MODIS-Aqua Ocean Color Data/NASA

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